Do you sometimes feel like you’re the only person to ever get pulled over for speeding tickets? In the United States, over 100,000 people a day receive a speeding ticket. That’s over 41 million speeding tickets each year. But, do the statistics show that your feelings of being targeted by officers on the road are justified?
There are a lot of theories about officers targeting red cars. Maybe the red cars are more eye-catching to police officers. Maybe the people who buy red cars just drive faster. The red car theory is actually one of the many that has absolutely no evidence behind it. Statistically, grey cars are actually more likely to get pulled over than red. Well, there goes that theory, but here are a couple others with facts from USRaders.com to actually back them up.
· The age groups between 17 and 24 receive the most speeding tickets
· More men receive speeding tickets than women
· Doctors receive the most speeding tickets than any other profession
· Ohio is the top state to be notorious for writing tickets
Ok, all of these stats seem to make sense. All we can say to you is to drive safely and carefully so you don’t make yourself a statistic. And, of course, always drive with insurance.
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At SafeAuto Insurance, we provide all types of drivers with the most affordable and reliable insurance around. After protecting both the best and worst drivers in 16 states since 1993 we began to wonder if one of our states really was home to “the worst drivers in America.”
Well, we did some research and found a 24/7 Wall St. article that claimed that due to having the highest motor vehicle related death rate in the country, Mississippi tops the list of most dangerous states to drive in. According to an article on NBCNews.com, however, Washington D.C. has the worst drivers. You would think that worst drivers and most dangerous state to drive in would go hand and hand, but apparently not.
We were curious to hear whether our Facebook fans agreed or if they had their own ideas about which states have the worst drivers.
Facebook fan Joseph Tolle says, “I lived in Southern Ohio, and there was always car accidents… ALWAYS!” Gilbert Stark disagreed and said, “Easiest question ever!!! ALABAMA!!! I don’t even think you need a drivers license down here… really!”
There was no consensus or overwhelming majority, however we did get a ton of comments about California being the state with the worst drivers. David Andrade said, “Has to be Cali!” and many agreed.
So, do you agree with the studies and articles, do you tend to side more with our Facebook fans, or do you have a completely different idea about which state has the worst drivers? We want to hear from you!
Tags: Worst Driver, Worst Drivers in the United States, State with Worst Drivers, Cheap Insurance, Car Insurance, SafeAuto
We’ve used our SafeAuto blog to provide you with statistics about texting and driving, drinking and driving, driving accidents, gas prices, and many other interesting things. The state minimum auto insurance company aims to provide the most affordable car insurance in town, and today, we also want to provide you with 10 strange but interesting facts and statistics that you’ve probably never heard:
1. 350 people die every year entering the freeway the wrong way; at least 50 are killed by cars in driveways.
2. Studies have shown driving aggressively, which raises crash risk and increases fuel consumption, saves just a minute on a 27-mile trip.
3. Drivers seated higher think they are driving more slowly than drivers seated lower, and so tend to speed more often.
4. U.S. statistics show that half of all fatalities happen at impact speeds of less than 35 mph.
5. People who live on streets with more traffic spend less time outside and have fewer friends.
6. Saturday at 1 p.m. has heavier traffic than weekday rush hours.
7. Highways can handle more cars at 55 mph than 80 mph.
8. People are willing to spend longer walking to and from a parking spot in parking lots than on city streets.
9. A driver driving at 30 mph sees an average of 1320 pieces of information every minute.
10. After thirty seconds of waiting, most people will begin to cross against the light. People are more likely to jaywalk when well-dressed people do it first.
Many of these statistics prove just how unpredictable driving can be. Make sure you’re prepared for anything with reliable and affordable auto insurance from SafeAuto. Visit www.safeauto.com for your free quote today!
Tags: Driving Statistics, US Driving Stats, Saturday Driving Statistics, Aggresive Driving, Crash Risk, SafeAuto, Cheap Insurance
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